People today are more aware of health issues than ever before, but they are frequently confronted with a bewildering array of advice with little guidance through this maze. This leaves many confused about who and when to ask for help, and sometimes suffering because they do not want to bother their doctor with “trivial complaints.” You may have been struggling with a symptom for a while or you might have had pain after a fall or some other injury. In either case, this book provides a clear, simple, visual guide to help you pinpoint the problem and make an informed decision about what to do. The series of head-to-toe diagnostic guides provides a quick, easy way to check out your symptoms and enables you to identify what the problem might be. It may also help you to decide when to see a doctor and how seriously to take certain symptoms so that you don’t delay when something is potentially urgent or life-threatening. Not only does the book tell you what the problem might be, it goes on to explain more about the condition and what it might mean for you.
A simple, visual symptom checker that helps you match your symptoms and health problems to possible conditions, and quickly directs you to the correct treatment.
Whether it’s a symptom you’ve been ignoring for a while or something like a sudden pain after a fall, this book tells you what it could be and what action to take. Head-to-toe visual diagnostic guides help you identify suspected conditions or injuries based on symptoms, from headaches to foot pain and everything in between. Once you’ve narrowed it down, a cross-reference takes you to easy-to-follow descriptions of the condition at the back of the book. Potentially life-threatening situations and ailments that need urgent medical advice are clearly flagged. Fully illustrated throughout, the Medical Symptoms: A Visual Guide is an invaluable reference.